Coletta A. Youngers

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Coletta Youngers, "a Senior Associate with the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), is an analyst of human rights and political developments in the Andes and of U.S. foreign policy toward the Andean region. She is also the Project Director of WOLA's "Drugs, Democracy and Human Rights" project, a major research and advocacy effort. Youngers travels regularly to the Andean region, is frequently interviewed by Latin America and U.S. media, and writes and speaks widely on these issues and U.S. international drug control policy. She is currently completing a book to be published by the Instituto de Estudios Politicos in Lima, Peru on the history of the human rights movement in that country.

"As a former Project Manager in the Peru-Chile office of Catholic Relief Services, Ms. Youngers monitored and evaluated rural and urban development and human rights projects by Peruvian NGOs. She has also worked with the International Planned Parenthood Federation (Western Hemisphere Division) and the editorial staff of Latinamerica Press/Noticias Aliadas in Lima, Peru. She is a graduate of the University of the South and holds a Masters in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University." [1]

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  1. Coletta Youngers, Foreign Policy In Focus, accessed July 8, 2007.